A reminder that classes will not be held either this Friday or next Monday.  Friday will be a special faculty work day, and Monday is the federal holiday. 

 Blessings to your family, as we celebrate the legacies of this country’s two greatest formative presidents, whose birthdays we now observe together.  Permit me to share a favorite quotation from each, below:

“Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country.”  –George Washington, 1783

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds…. —to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”  –Abraham Lincoln, 1865